Saffron Walden: 10 miles, Audley End: 13 miles (Liverpool Street from 51 minutes), Stansted Airport: 15 miles, Bishop's Stortford: 18 miles (Liverpool Street from 38 minutes), Cambridge: 25 miles, London: 57 miles. All distances approximate.
Situated along an ancient country lane surrounded by open farmland, Woodhall occupies a peaceful setting, three miles north of Finchingfield, in the village of Cornish Hall End (Parish of Finchingfield).
The nearby village of Finchingfield, often referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in England, provides a strong local community and benefits from three public houses, tea rooms, restaurant, antiques centre, surgery, car service garages and a well serviced village store.
The house is well positioned for a range of educational facilities with schools in the neighbouring areas of Great Samford, Finchingfield, Great Bardfield and Saffron Walden, with Cambridge, Dunmow and Newmarket providing a further range of primary and secondary schooling such as Felsted School (approx 14 miles away) Dame Bradbury, Barnadiston and County High School in Saffron Walden.
For the commuter there is a train station from Audley End providing links into London Liverpool Street (access to Victoria Line at Tottenham Hale). There is also access to the M11 at Junction 8 South and Junction 10 North (West/East A14), Stansted International Airport is approx. 15 miles.
Woodhall is a charming family home which sits beautifully within its land, surrounded by well maintained formal gardens, next to the peaceful village of Cornish Hall End. The house benefits from ample reception rooms which are ideal for formal and informal living. The property is not listed, yet enjoys many fine period features associated with properties of its age and would benefit from some modernisation.
The bedroom accommodation is well arranged with a good ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms, all of which have commanding countryside views. There are also very useful overflow rooms in the attic. There has been previous planning permission to extend the house on the ground and first floor, to provide a large kitchen/breakfast room and further bedroom accommodation.
The property extends to approximately 5,210 sq ft and offers six bedrooms plus attic rooms, with a further 4,400 sq ft of outbuildings. A summer room adjoins the house and is perfect for outside living and entertainment during the summer season. The outbuildings include a cottage which is ideal for staff or extended family. The additional outbuildings are extremely useful including extensive garaging and barns. There is also an office/games room to the rear of the garaging.
The gardens have been beautifully designed and thoughtfully planted with numerous hedges and a wonderful selection of specimen trees creating lovely walks throughout the grounds. Private terrace seating areas wrap around the house, with doors from the summer room opening to a discreetly positioned swimming pool. To the north is the orchard and vegetable garden and to the east of the house is a substantial pond, with a hard tennis court beyond. All in about 3.95 acres.
Mains water and electricity. Private compliant drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Two fibre optic lines, serviced by Country Broadband and Gigaclear to the house with WIFI speed of 200.
Braintree District Council.
From Finchingfield, pass The Fox Inn public house on the left and the village green and duck pond on the right. Follow the road over the small bridge and immediately turn left into Spains Hall Road. Continue along this road for several miles where Woodhall will be seen on the right-hand side.
Postcode: CM7 4HS